Elevators for Existing Buildings – Prefabrication and Pilot Series for Continued Development

Hans Westling

Wednesday 1st June 1988

At ELEVCON in Nice in 1986, the background as well as the start-up of the development work in Sweden for lifts suitable for existing multi-family residential buildings was presented. The project has continued under the directions of the Swedish Lift Group. The first pilot projects were followed by more prefabrication and delivery of series of pilot lifts. The experiences of the projects have now been used to change the codes and regulations for lifts and buildings in Sweden. Government programmes for rebuilding houses to make them suitable for elderly and disabled people have started in other countries. Standardization work will now be essential for further progress.

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